Starlings

How dare the premier ignore my invitation
He’ll have to go
So too the bunch he luncheons with
It’s second on my list of things to do
At the top is stopping by your place of work and acting like I haven’t dreamed of you and I and marriage in an orange grove
You are the only thing in any room you’re ever in
I’m stubborn selfish and too old
I sat you down and told you how the truest love that’s ever found is for oneself
You pulled apart my theory with a weary and disinterested sigh
So yes I guess I’m asking you to back a horse that’s good for glue and nothing else but find a man that’s truer than
Find a man that needs you more than I
Sit with me a while and let me listen to you talk about your dreams and your obsessions
I’ll be quiet and confessional
The violets explode inside me when I meet your eyes
Then I’m spinning and I’m diving like a cloud of starlings 

 

 EDIT: I should probably have acknowledged this, shouldn’t I? Bad JH! So, yes. It’s “Starlings” by Elbow. Lovely.

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